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Facing unpleasant facts : narrative essays / George Orwell ; compiled and with an introduction by George Packer

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  • ISBN: 9780156033138 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0156033135 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 308 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Mariner Books edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-308)
Formatted Contents Note:
The spike -- Clink -- A hanging -- Shooting an elephant -- Bookshop memories -- Marrakech -- My country right or left -- War-time diary -- England your England -- Dear Doktor Goebbels, your British friends are feeding fine! -- Looking back on the Spanish war -- As I please, 1 -- As I please, 2 -- As I please, 3 -- As I please, 16 -- Revenge is sour -- The case for the open fire -- The sporting spirit -- In defence of English cooking -- A nice cup of tea -- The moon under water -- In front of your nose -- Some thoughts on the common toad -- A good word for the vicar of Bray -- Why I write -- How the poor die -- Such, such were the joys
Summary, etc.:
Honoring the author's mastery of the essay form, brings together such classic works as "Shooting an Elephant" with passages from his wartime diary and lesser-known journalistic pieces that weave together the personal and political in studies of his boyhood in an English boarding school and his experiences during the Spanish Civil War
Subject: English essays.

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